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Category Archive: International Relations, Public Policy & Governance

Rutwij Kokje on ‘The Power Games behind the FDI veil’

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The debate on FDI in multi-brand retail has finally concluded in the Lok Sabha though it still in pending in the Rajya Sabha. UPA has defeated the motion introduced by Smt. Sushma Swaraj,… Continue reading

The Utility of Utilitarianism

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(This topic is inspired by a class I recently look via iTunesU, ‘Justice by Michael Sandel’, one of Harvard University’s most popular courses. I draw upon a couple of his examples to make… Continue reading

Why India Needs the Power of the Atoms

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‘If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky that would be like the splendor of the Mighty One… I am become Death, the Shatterer of Worlds’ … Continue reading

Why Gandhi Was Wrong

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Gandhi’s tactic of non-violence is often foolishly credited with the peaceful liberation of India. This claim would be more impressive if the British Empire hadn’t expired but was still around with a large… Continue reading

The Venus Project: Creation of a New Social System

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  What is The Venus Project? Very briefly, The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, a holistic global socio-economic system called a Resource Based Economy; that… Continue reading

‘Jugaad’: The Classic Indian Way of Getting The Job Done

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“Jugaad,” loosely translates as “the gutsy art of overcoming harsh constraints by improvising an effective solution using limited resources.” It is the Hindi word for frugal improvisation and arguably a much-needed antidote to… Continue reading

Economics of FDI in India

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Developing nations have made their presence felt in the economies of developed ones by receiving a decent amount of FDI in the last 3 decades. Although India is not the most preferred destination… Continue reading

How Markets Fail: The Logic of Economic Calamities

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“I am shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here!”  —Claude Rains as Captain Renault in Casablanca The old man looked drawn and gray. During the almost two decades he… Continue reading

The Truth about Mary Jane

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What is Marijuana? Marijuana is created from the dried, shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. There are over 200 slang terms for marijuana in the popular vernacular. Some of… Continue reading

Football – It’s More Than Just A Game

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English football manager Bill Shankly famously said – “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I’m very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much… Continue reading